2002 - 2003 News Archive

In the News - 2003 2002 Archive

  • December 2, 2003 Hollywood Reporter - 'Chicago' kicks up dance trophy
    Miramax's 2002 musical release "Chicago" took best feature film honors at the ninth annual American Choreography Awards...
  • November 24, 2003 People Magazine - SCOOP
    Seigfried without Roy? It's hard to imagine. But at the American Choreography Awards in L.A. on Nov. 9, there he was, Seigfried Fischbacher, without his partner Roy Horn by his side. [PDF]
  • November 14, 2003 answers4dancers - American Choreography Awards...What a Night!
    Oscar has not bestowed a choreography award since 1937, and so for the last nine years a group of selfless individuals have volunteered their time and efforts to fill the void and honor those artists...
  • November 13, 2003 Backstage West - Stepping on Screen
    Ninth Annual Choreography Awards Show Proves It Has Legs. [PDF]
  • November 12, 2003 Playbill - American Choreography Awards Honor "Chicago," Stomp and Hines
    The Miramax film of "Chicago" racked up another honor this past Sunday during the American Choreography Awards held at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theatre. The ninth annual ceremony awarded...
  • November 11, 2003 Los Angeles Times - On the move at dance awards
    The ninth annual American Choreography Awards honored dance-for-camera (movies, television, music videos) at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday with a typically delirious compendium of high-voltage live performances, splashy film clips, emotional tributes and revealing acceptance speeches...
  • November 11, 2003 Variety - Terps honor 'Chi' team, 'Stomp' duo
    The choreography team behind Miramax's "Chicago" danced away with an American Choreography Award at the ninth annual kudofest, held Sunday at downtown L.A.'s Orpheum Theater...[PDF]
  • November 7, 2003 NPR - American Choreography Awards
    Raymond del Barrio and Travis Payne discuss working with the stars in Hollywood and some of the greatest music talents...
  • November 7, 2003 Los Angeles Times - Stomp steps onto L.A. stage
    Stomp, the popular post-industrial percussion dance troupe from Britain, will perform a North American premiere Sunday at the ninth annual American Choreography Awards at the Orpheum Theater...
  • Friday, November 7, 2003 Tallahasee Democrat - Hardemon heading to Hollywood
    Some of the most captivating attractions of the Florida A&M Marching 100 are the innovative and creative dance sequences. So it's no wonder the band's choreographer is nominated for his artistic direction in last year's motion-picture hit "Drumline."
  • November 6, 2003 Hawks.com - Hawks Dancer Glenda Morton
    In her first year as a Hawks Dance Team member, some might consider Glenda Morton the new kid on the block. However, with eight years of dance training and performance already under her belt, Morton has already accomplished what most dancers dream about...
  • November 6, 2003 Tallahassee Democrat - FAMU choreographer nominated for big award
    Some of the most captivating attractions of the Florida A&M Marching 100 are the innovative and creative dance. So it's no wonder why the band's choreographer is being nominated for his artistic direction...
  • October 30, 2003 Hollywood Reporter - Twirl Around the World
    Coming off the six Oscar wins in march for Miramax's "Chicago" and with a slew of toe-tapping tuners in the works, it appears Hollywood has put on its dancing shoes again...
  • October 30, 2003 Hollywood Reporter - High Kicks
    The American Choreography Awards, honoring dance on film, continue to grow, having drawn a record 117 worldwide submissions for their ninth annual installment...
  • August 14, 2003 The Hollywood Reporter - Choreographers give award noms
    Nominations for the ninth annual American Choreography Awards have been announced by Sean Kim, ACA executive producer and nomination and voting committee chair.
  • August 14, 2003 Variety - Choreography noms step out
    Nominations for the ninth annual American Choreography Awards were announced Tuesday by ACA executive producer and nominating and voting committee chair Sean Kim.
  • August 8, 2003 Los Angeles Times - Created for the stage, nominated for the screen [PDF]
    Should works choreographed for the stage and then filmed years later be judged in the same category as new choreography created especially for the camera?
  • November 4, 2002 Dance Spirit Magazine - Top Choreographers Honored
    Julie Harkness - What a fantastic event! The evening was filled nostalgia as salutes were given to greats like tap legend Henry LeTang and Marge Champion of the popular onscreen husband-and-wife dance team (with Gower Champion). Film clips provided by The Academy Of Dance On Film helped us relive their finest performances...
  • October 25, 2002 ON THE TOWN, By Paula Parisi - It's the hottest gala you've probably never heard of. The American Choreography Awards brought a dazzling display of dance to downtown Los Angeles' Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, moving an audience of 750. A tearful Gregory Hines presented the educators award to his erstwhile teacher, Henry LeTang, as dance legend Fayard Nicholas looked on. The evening featured six production numbers, highlighted by "Millennium Skiva" (choreographed by Moses Pendleton, who also took home a trophy) and "Let the Best Man Win," featuring Nia Peeples, which was designed to showcase fight choreography and was staged by Sonny Sison and Nito Larioza. The evening was a fund-raiser for the Academy of Dance on Film Library.
  • October 25, 2002 Variety - 'Alias,' 'Lagaan' step up
    By ABBI TOUSHIN. The choreographers behind "Lagaan, "Alias" and "That '70s Show" were among the winners at Sunday's eighth annual American Choreography Awards at L.A.'s Orpheum Theater.
  • October 22, 2002 By Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer - With Hollywood presenters galore, but also a pervasive sense of family, the eighth annual American Choreography Awards celebrated dance in film and television during a 3 1/2-hour program Sunday at the Orpheum Theatre...
  • October 21, 2002 Hollywood Reporter - 'Alias,' Chan waltz off with choreography nods
    CHRIS GARDNER - ABC's "Alias," Fox's "That '70s Show," Jackie Chan and the team from Sony Pictures Classics' "Lagaan" all danced their way to awards at the eighth annual American Choreography Awards. The event, at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theatre on Sunday night, honors Hollywood work that celebrates the art and craft of choreography for the camera...
  • October 18, 2002 Hollywood Reporter - Body Language
    IRENE LACHER - In movies, TV series and concert tours, dance is on the upswing -- which is good news for those heading off to the American Choreography Awards ...
  • October 18, 2002 Hollywood Reporter - Dance with Danger
    Although known only to North American audiences since the mid-1990s, action superstar Jackie Chan has been kicking and leaping his way across movie screens since the '70s. Growing up, Chan attended the Peking Opera School, studying Chinese martial arts as well as dance and theater...
  • September 4, 2002 Variety - Choreographers hoof it to Orpheum
    JILL FEIWELL The American Choreography Awards, originally skedded for Oct. 20 at the El Capitan, has switched venues and will now hold court at the newly restored Orpheum Theater...
  • August 5, 2002 Variety - Aaliyah, 'Alias' Pace Choreography Noms
    Ashley Daley The late R&B singer Aaliyah and ABC series "Alias" topped the 2002 American Choreography Awards nominee list, with two each. Kudos from the Academy of Dance on Film recognize achievement in television, feature film, musicvideo, short film and commercials...
  • August 2, 2002 Hollywood Reporter - Choreographers step up with noms
    Chris Gardner Choreographers Fatima Robinson, Michael Rooney and Debra Brown and ABC's Jennifer Garner-starring spy series "Alias" are just a few of the double nominees for the eighth annual American Choreography Awards. Presented by the Academy of Dance on Film, the awards will be handed out Oct. 20 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Scheduled to receive special honors at the ceremony are Henry LeTang with the educator award, Marge and Gower Champion with the career achievement award and Jackie Chan with the innovator award...